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A wide ranging collection of individuals has put together a petition to Senators McCain and Obama requesting a change to the format of the final debate. The group is calling itself the Open Debate Coalition. Their requests including allowing for more moderator discretion in followups and full footage release. Also, interestingly enough, is a request to come up with a better alternative to the current Commission on Presidential Debates to handle future debates. The membership is pretty diverse, as a couple of the individuals below demonstrate.

  • Lawrence Lessig; Professor, Stanford Law School, Founder, Center for Internet and Society
  • Eli Pariser; Executive Director, MoveOn.org Political Action
  • Mike Krempasky; Founder, RedState.com
  • Markos Moulitsas; Founder, DailyKos.com
  • Roger L. Simon, CEO, Pajamas Media
    • I have a suggestion. No Moderator.

      Let the candidates question each other. I’m sick of moderators deciding every debate must be about issues on the left and not issues on the right.

    • So Iraq and the economy are only issues on the left now, Brian? Iraq and afghanistan don’t concern the right either? Since I am pretty sure I can hear and see correctly, that is what theses debate were about. What issues (since these don’t concern you) would you have brought up?

    • Yes, that’s what theses debates were about.


      I would’ve brought up grammar.

    • Social issues are purely a win for McCain. He’s given up the middle on social issues so all he has to do is preach to the conservative choir what they want to hear. Obama still labors under the predominantly false assumption that there is a middle ground on social issues, so he still tries to thread the needle and comes off awkward. Just look at the Saddleback forum.

      Obama has not yet realized that a true dyed-in-the-wool social conservative will never vote for him, as to them he’s just another baby killer (not to mention terrorist and communist). And that’s what matters, right Brian?

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